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feel royal

In Feel Royal, Rachelle Toarmino reconstructs the text found on clothing worn by celebrities in paparazzi photographs. Through a process that is both manipulation of and collaboration with the featured celebrities, the project explores the reflective and refractive qualities of internet-age fan culture as an outlet for obsession.


Prior to its publication as a chapbook with b l u s h, the poems in Feel Royal were published as a microchapbook trilogy with Ghost City Press: Graphic (2017), Graphic 2 (2018), and Graphic 3 (2019).


Title: Feel Royal

Publisher: b l u s h

36 pages | poetry

Release date: October 15, 2019


b l u s h



Exploring Fashion Through Poetry: Rachelle Toarmino's New Chapbook Uses Words from Celebrity Fashion to Create Poetry | Interview with Abby Wojcik for The Griffin, November 2019

Graphic 2 by Rachelle Toarmino | Riff by Eric Baker for Beach Sloth, July 2018

Graphic by Rachelle Toarmino | Riff by Eric Baker for Beach Sloth, September 2017


4 Poems from Feel Royal | b l u s h, October 2019


Rachelle Toarmino Feel Royal blush.png

by Jon Ruseski for b l u s h

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